Esh Civils trainees scoop top prizes at Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) North East Awards, Annual Awards Dinner

A huge congratulations to Isabelle Hewitt & Matthew Morley Jackson who collectively picked up three awards at the Annual CECA North East Awards.

It’s been an award-winning year for Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Isabelle Hewitt who added to her already impressive portfolio, by collecting two further accolades at CECA’s North East Awards.

The awards event took place on Friday 8th November and Isabelle, who has demonstrated excellent academic achievements, an outstanding commitment to supporting others and takes a proactive approach to gaining knowledge and hands on experience in her chosen field, picked up Trainee Quantity Surveyor of the Year and Overall Trainee of the Year.

Isabelle’s success at the CECA North East Awards follows on from her receiving the Apprentice of the Year award at the Constructing Excellences G4C Awards earlier this year.

Isabelle’s mentor David Pratt, Divisional Director, commented: “Isabelle has built strong relationships, both internally and externally. Her exceptional organisational skills, programme awareness and knowledge of contractual constraints has resulted in an outstanding quality of work. While her confidence and assertiveness helps her resolve any issues she comes across as early as possible.

“She is a positive inspiration to women who would like to join engineering. We need many more to follow in her footsteps.”

On the same evening, Trainee Site Engineer, Matthew Morley Jackson, also picked up Trainee Civil Engineer of the Year which follows on from him being awarded CIOB Challenge Best Male award in 2018.

Matthew is cited as an exemplary Trainee Site Engineer who is keen to learn and driven to succeed. He is highly regarded by all supervisors and peers for his willingness to build upon existing knowledge and improve his current abilities.

Both Isabelle and Matthew joined the company on apprentice programmes in 2016, rather than continuing in full time education.

Commenting on Matthews success, his mentor Jonathan Chambers, Divisional Director, said: “Matthew’s commitment, work ethic and knowledge is second to none. His enthusiasm and attitude have resulted in him becoming a very skilled trainee Civil Engineer and his award win is very well deserved.”

During the CECA North East Awards, Lumsden & Carroll also picked up:

  • Going the Extra Mile Award – Enterprise Zone
  • Environmental Company of the Year
  • Life Time Achievement Award – Jack Lumsden

Port of Tyne Sunderland was also highly commended in Project of the Year Under £1m.

It’s fantastic to see the younger professionals within business recognised for their achievements at the early stages of their careers. Developing our own has always been at the heart of Esh Group’s culture, ethos and core values and we are extremely proud that this remains a key focus throughout the organisation and is recognised by the industry.

Well done to Isabelle and Matthew who we look forward to seeing flourish within their future careers”.

Steve Wilkie, Executive Director at Esh Construction